Element Assignment Character, Prop & Line Requirements
At the Kickoff Event we will announce a character, a prop and a line of dialogue just a few minutes before the Official Filmmaking Period begins.
These elements must be included in your film.
The elements will vary from city to city, but in each location ALL teams will have the same required elements. It's up to each team to decide how to integrate them into their own film. Teams compete for most creative use of these elements.
Examples of Previous Characters
Danae or Daniel Magalees, Writer Paducah, Kentucky 2012
John or Joan Charles, Energy Consultant Madison, Wisconsin 2009
Neil or Nella Armstrong, Student Sydney, Australia 2012
Michael or Maggie Charles, Scientist Louisville, Kentucky 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a flag Baltimore, Maryland 2007
a soccer ball Chicago, Illinois 2006
a photo of Mom and/or Dad Saint Louis, Missouri 2009
a knife Mumbai, India 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
Time will tell. Singapore 2011
How did you know I was here? Austin, Texas 2007
Tell me Richmond, Virginia 2008
Let's not do this today. New Delhi, India 2014
The required line of dialogue must be heard or seen - it may be written. It may be in a foreign language; however if it is not clear that this is the required line, it should be translated.
The required character does not have to be the star, but we must actually see him/her on the screen. Name tags, etc. are not necessary so long as the audience can infer who he/she is.
The required prop must be seen, and it should be used in your film in some way.
Adherence to Assignment
Did you know judges base part of their scores on a film’s adherence to assignment? This refers to the genre and required elements.
Elements in Credits Do Not Count
The required elements must appear in the story of your film. Use of the elements only in the end credits will NOT fulfill the requirement.